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Staking Hub: Cosmos Stargate Upgrade

Oct 20, 2020

5 min read

The Stargate upgrade is expected to deliver a more powerful version of IBC than what was originally proposed in the Cosmos whitepaper.

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Cosmos Hub heading into July 2020

Jul 03, 2020

4 min read

As we head into July, let's take a look at where the Cosmos Hub is at with staking, rewards, spending, governance, and power distribution.

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Cosmos Stargate Upgrade Overview

Jun 22, 2020

6 min read

Introducing Stargate, the largest Cosmos upgrade yet. Stargate will enable higher transaction throughput, cross-chain transactions, accelerate UI development, and so much more.

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Cosmos Hub heading into June 2020

May 28, 2020

4 min read

As we head into June, let's take a look at where the Cosmos Hub is at with staking, rewards, spending, governance, and power distribution.

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Our Plan for Game of Zones

May 05, 2020

2 min read

Game of Zones (GOZ) is an incentivized testnet designed to educate the Cosmos community of validators on how to operate IBC relayers.

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Cosmos ⚛️ April/March 2020 Network Analysis

Apr 30, 2020

3 min read

Figment' March & April 2020 Cosmos Hub network analysis for staking and validator metrics.

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Cosmos March Governance Update (Q1 2020)

Apr 02, 2020

9 min read

Q1 2020 governance update: deliverables for Prop23 complete (including parameter-change documentation), and a look at Cosmos Governance for Q2 2020.

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Cosmos Parameter-Change Documentation

Mar 27, 2020

5 min read

Cosmos parameter-change governance proposals enable voting to enact changes to the Cosmos Hub. Learn more...

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Self Custody Using a Ledger Hardware Wallet

Mar 06, 2020

5 min read

We recommend using the Ledger hardware wallet if you or your organization would like to maintain complete control of your assets in a secure way.

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Cosmos Governance February Update

Mar 05, 2020

7 min read

Cosmos Governance February Update: Zaki working on a legal entity accountable to Cosmos governance for dev work, Sunny working on changing how Hub slashing works, and Gavin is working on parameter change & community-spend docs.

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Cosmos Community-Spend Best Practices

Mar 02, 2020

4 min read

Drafting and submitting a community-spend governance proposal is a process that takes time, attention, and involves risk. However, proposals also have the potential to enact funding for important Cosmos Hub work. Version 1.0 of the 'Community Spend Best Practices' documentation is intended to make community-spend proposals easier to create and more likely to be fully assessed.

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Cosmos ⚛️ February 2020 Network Analysis

Mar 01, 2020

3 min read

Cosmos February 2020 Network Analysis. Updated key metric: staking economics - effective inflation (& rewards) lower than what's reported.

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Staking Rewards Reporting: Don’t Stress Tax Season

Feb 07, 2020

2 min read

How can I accurately report my staking rewards income for tax purposes if it's not recorded on the blockchain? We have the solution.

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Cosmos ⚛️ January 2020 Network Analysis

Feb 02, 2020

5 min read

There are more ATOM staked this month than last. The number of newly-minted ATOMs is in keeping with the monthly average of ~1.4M on Cosmos.

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Cosmos Governance Working Group: Month 1 update

Jan 31, 2020

7 min read

Topics range from how the GWG should operate, to the philosophy of community-spend proposals, and include governance protocol functionality.

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What makes the Cosmos Hub’s ATOM valuable?

Jan 27, 2020

5 min read

The main drivers of the ATOM's value could be more than transaction fees. ATOM-holders should be able to extract value in different ways.

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Introducing the Cosmos Governance Working Group

Dec 19, 2019

5 min read

The Cosmos Hub 3 launched with enhanced governance functionality, but without guidance for creating or assessing proposals. We're preparing to launch a proposal to improve Cosmos Hub governance. This proposal is intended to fund the development of the Cosmos Governance Working Group.

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Figment’s 9% Cosmos Hub commission rate

Dec 05, 2019

< 1 min read

9% commission rate on Cosmos Hub: A great opportunity to align your stake with a solid contributor. We’ve worked hard to diversify revenue streams.

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Staking Hub: Cosmos Game of Zones AMA

Nov 18, 2019

6 min read

Nov 5, 2019: Zaki Manian & Dean Tribble - Cosmos IBC & Game of Zones AMA. GoZ trains IBC operators w 100k ATOMs in rewards.

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Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) is Coming to Cosmos

Nov 04, 2019

3 min read

In a world of countless, siloed blockchains, IBC is what will connect them all together. Data and token value will be transferrable between chains.

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Cosmos is vulnerable: Governance and the validator

Oct 17, 2019

8 min read

How does coupling governance with validators change incentives? The change may have some implications for Cosmos Governance.

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Cosmos inflation & staking rewards: How are they related?

Sep 25, 2019

4 min read

It's important to understand that Cosmos inflation is different than its rewards rate.Think of Cosmos newly-minted ATOMs as pie.

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Cosmos Staking Decentralized: Interview with Cypher Core

Jul 18, 2019

7 min read

Cypher Core recently appeared on our radar for their open source Cosmos applications. Their expertise on Cosmos staking is hard to argue.

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Takeaways from the Cosmos Interchain Conversations Conference

Jun 14, 2019

3 min read

We spent the last two days in sunny Berlin for the Cosmos Interchain Conference put on by the Cosmos/Tendermint team and the Interchain Foundation.

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Full Disclosure: Figment’s Cosmos Validator Infrastructure

Jun 04, 2019

6 min read

There have been a few operational incidents in which large validators on the Cosmos Hub experienced prolonged downtime due to validator infrastructure.

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Creating Cosmos Governance Proposals

Apr 08, 2019

2 min read

When thinking about and participating in Cosmos governance proposals, our process will be a bit different from conventional legal practices.

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Cosmos Network Launch and Decentralization

Mar 18, 2019

3 min read

The Cosmos Network mainnet has launched and pulled off a rare feat for a Proof of Stake network: a totally decentralized start.

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Track Cosmos Validator performance with Hubble Alerts

Mar 14, 2019

2 min read

Now that the Cosmos Hub has launched, Delegators are beginning to join the network and choose a Cosmos Validator by delegating their ATOMs.

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Evaluating a Cosmos Validator: Securing the Private Key

Mar 04, 2019

6 min read

As a Delegator, you should have a good understanding of your Cosmos Validator approach so you can better understand your slashing risk for Atom loss.

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Cosmos Game of Stakes Learnings and Questions

Feb 07, 2019

3 min read

As we near the end of the great Game of Stakes (GoS) experiment, we wanted to take stock of what we’ve learned and share the new questions we are asking.

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Our Cosmos Game of Stakes Strategy

Nov 16, 2018

< 1 min read

We do not plan to form or join a cartel in the upcoming Cosmos Game of Stakes. This is not to say that we’re just going to roll over for the Game of Stakes!

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Hubble for Cosmos now Open Source

Nov 09, 2018

< 1 min read

We’ve open sourced Hubble and moved it to a new home at https://hubble.figment.network. Hubble will start syncing Gaia-9000 when the network launches.

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Cosmos Delegator and Validator Economics

Sep 02, 2018

2 min read

As the Cosmos network gets closer to launch, a key question is how the Cosmos delegator system for Validators will work within the network.

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An introduction to the Cosmos Network: Why the Internet of Blockchains will help drive mass adoption of decentralized applications

Jul 18, 2018

7 min read

The Cosmos Network plans to be the "Internet of Blockchains". The Cosmos Hub is designed to allow other blockchains, termed “Zones”, to interoperate

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